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Poster: staggerleib Date: Feb 9, 2009 12:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Positively 4th Street

SD-
I've been listening to the whole sessions, and I have to agree that the intensity and spontaneity of the D&D sessions far outweighs what lives in the official release as fairly canned.

A real find.

Have you listed to the Infidels sessions off of the same blog? If not, you need to seriously dig it.

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Poster: SkyDawg Date: Feb 9, 2009 1:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Positively 4th Street

Thanks, I will take your suggestion. I feel that Infidels was the only decent album Dylan put out in the 80's. I have heard outtakes of "Jokerman" and some of the other songs from Infidels on the Bob Dylan collections called "The Genuine Bootleg Series", but have never heard these sessions.

BTW, I just DL's a torrent called Dylan & The Dead, The Unreleased Live Album that purports to be the album the Dead INTENDED to release as opposed to the one that WAS released and the takes are indeed superior. I read an interview with Jerry once when he described Dylan using what Jerry described as an "eighty-dollar Ghetto-Blaster" to choose cuts to be released on the official album to Jerry's horror and dismay. You should also check out this "unofficial" version sometime.

As far as the Dylan-Dead sessions, I just LOVE a whole bunch of those rehearsals, especially ones like "Walkin' Down The Line" where Jerry, Dylan and the guys seem to be having a ball singing together. Jerry just NAILS Walkin' Down The Line"! Should have done that one and "Stealin'" live for sure. I also dig the way the band gets off singing the backing verse to All I Really Want To Do, and the take on the old outlaw ballad "John Hardy". Jerry plays a lot of banjo and pedal steel on these sessions. Thats always a welcome treat! Brent sounds like the country keyboardist Floyd Cramer on these sessions. His playing is SPECTACULAR! "Dead Man, Dead Man" also smokes! I wish these sessions could be released officially someday.

This post was modified by SkyDawg on 2009-02-09 21:54:12

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Feb 9, 2009 12:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Positively 4th Street

I've never listend to that Infidels' stuff, but if that means Knopfler w/ Sly and Robbie (Riddim' Twins) then I'm headed over....

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